Resident burned in fire on 4th Street

A resident of a home on North 4th Street received second- and third-degree burns to lower portions of both legs in a fire on Saturday.

According to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, the fire was caused by a lawn mower and gas can stored next to the water heater.

The patient was transported nonemergency to the hospital.

The fire was reported at 5:40 p.m. June 21 at 1924 N. 4th, and crews arrived within 3 minutes. Crews saw fire showing from the side of the two-story wood-framed residence, according to the spokesman.

All the residents already had evacuated the building. The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes, the spokesman said.

The estimated loss to the building and contents was $15,000, according to the Fire Department. The pre-fire value of the home was $50,000.

The Red Cross was called to assist three adults and one child. There were no other injuries.

Piper duplex suffers $35,000 loss in fire

A small fire June 21 at a Piper duplex was discovered in the basement bathroom, according to the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

The fire at 2:57 p.m. Saturday at 3829 N. 123rd Terrace caused $35,000 damage to the building’s structure and contents, according to a Fire Department spokesman. The structure was valued at $150,000 prior to the fire.

All occupants had already evacuated the building when firefighters arrived, within 4 minutes of the report of fire. Crews saw light smoke coming from the rear of the building, the spokesman said.

The fire was quickly, extinguished, according to the spokesman.

The fire is under investigation, the spokesman said. There were no injuries.

Unearned runs sink T-Bones

Laredo’s offense and Kansas City’s four errors were too much for the T-Bones to overcome, as the Lemurs won 7-3 Saturday night in front of a crowd of 7,058 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Laredo got to T-Bones starter Daniel Barone (4-1), who gave up seven hits, six runs (two earned) and three strikeouts in 7 innings. However, the Lemurs knocked two home runs against Barone, on by J.P Ramirez and one by Nick Van Stratten.

Travis Denker and Devin Goodwin added RBI singles for Laredo. The RBI was Denker’s league-leading 39th of the year.

David Espinosa had a productive night at the plate for Kansas City, going 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and a run scored. The triple was his team-leading sixth of the season.

The T-Bones’ RBIs came from a single by Nick Schwaner. Jonny Kaplan, making his T-Bones debut, chipped in two RBI groundouts. Darrell Hudson was 3-for-4 with a double.

Michael Suk earned his first victory of the year for Laredo.

With the win, Laredo (18-16) evens up the series. The T-Bones (17-18) will look to take the series in Sunday’s rubber match at 5:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.

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